Certificate IV in Wool Classing

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  • Objectives
    This course is for people interested in pursuing a career as a professional wool classer and/or for experienced people already working in the industry who wish to further their knowledge/skills in wool classing.
  • Entry requirements
    Minimum Year 11 or equivalent. Certificate II in Wool Handling and Certificate III in Wool Clip Preparation.
  • Academic title
    Certificate IV in Wool Classing
  • Course description
    Key Study Areas      

    Key study areas include:

        * Wool classing for special markets
        * Wool characteristics
        * Fibre measurement and specification
        * Quality assurance
        * Shearing shed management

    Where     • Bendigo (Charleston Road Campus)

    Duration Options     

    There are many study options available for the Certificate IV in Wool Classing, including:

        * Class based
        * Industry based (on-the-job)
        * Evening
        * Self paced

    The total duration of the training program will be defined by the negotiated training plan, however you are encouraged to complete this qualification within 12 months.

    Selection Process     • Individual Interview

    Employment Opportunities    

    On successfully completing this course you will be eligible for employment in a range of roles in the sheep and wool industry. This is considered a very specialised skill.

    Further Study Options    

    Diploma of Rural Business Management.


    You will be assessed as part of this course.

    Typical Course Content     (exact details may be obtained from the teaching centre)

    BSZ404A             Train Small Groups
    PMLSAMP400A    Obtain Representative Samples In Accordance With Sampling Plan
    PMLTEST400A     Perform Insturmental Tests/Procedures
    RTC4908A           Supervise work routines and staff performance
    RTC4911A           Operate within a budget framework
    RTE3801A           Provide on-job training support
    RTE4103A           Determine wool classing strategies
    RTE4111A           Manage shearing and crutching operations
    RTE4123A           Use individual fleece measurements to prepare wool for sale
    RTE4127A           Class wool for special markets
    RTE4801A           Provide information on marketing the clip
    RTE4813A           Provide information and advice on wool preparation
    RTE4904A           Arrange employment for shearing operations
    RTE4915A           Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures
    RTE4916A           Prepare shearing team wages
    RTE4917A           Account for shearing shed supplies

    Recognition of Prior Learning    

    Recognition of your current qualifications and prior learning: BRIT has processes to give you credit for relevant units from your prior study, and to assess your prior learning against units in a course.

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